Chloe Johnstone BSc (Hons), PG Dip, MBACP
I help anyone who is not okay with where they are at in their lives; this could be an issue which has destroyed what it is to live day to day, or be something that just doesn’t feel quite right and needs addressing. I think we have all had times where we have thought, ‘Is this going to be my whole life?’, and that can be a really worrying and scary place to be. I offer a safe place you can come to and just be, if that is what you need, or you can get everything off your chest and we can work with whatever you want to. I feel like we all know what we need – even if that knowledge is really deep down and is scary to acknowledge – and counselling can act as a way to open doors and take a look around to see if there is another way of living your life. I am aware that coming for counselling can be daunting and I aim to offer a service which you actually look forward to coming to, in which we can work on your issues. It can be hard to picture what your life might look like after counselling, but I hope to facilitate some movement from a place of discomfort, to one of contentment
I am a fully qualified registered practitioner. My training at Leeds Beckett University is accredited by the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by their code of ethics. The model I am trained in is the Relational Approach. Working in this way encourages the therapy to revolve around the client and what they need in the moment, which often results in my spontaneously borrowing tools from other approaches when it might be useful, such as Transactional Analysis. I have seen therapy work; my clients lead me where they need to go and I am often touched at how they reflect on themselves and their relationships with the people in their lives and the wider world. I see therapy as a two-way relationship and I have found that it is important for me to be a part of the process, rather than just being an active listener. In working with my clients’ needs in the moment, I am able to choose how to respond in the most effective way.
I enjoy art in my own life, and I am happy to incorporate creative elements such as sand tray work and arts and crafts in to sessions with clients of any age, but I am trained in working this way specifically with children and young people, ages five to seventeen.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People - Ellesmere Centre for Psychotherapy and Training (2019)
- Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy - Leeds Beckett University (2019)
- Counselling Clients on the Autistic Spectrum - Aspire Autism Training (2019)
- Eight-Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) - Wendy Showell-Nicholas (2019)
- Suicide Bereavement - Bradford Bereavement Support (2018)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Interpersonal & Counselling Skills - Leeds Beckett University (2017)
- BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling (First Class) - University of Huddersfield (2016)
My experience includes working as a counsellor at Bradford Bereavement Support and for 'Talking Spaces' and 'Just B', which are services run by St Michael's Hospice, in Harrogate. I also volunteered for Leeds Survivor Led Crisis Service (LSLCS) with their 'Connect' service, where I was able to offer over the phone and online support for people in crisis in Leeds.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Emotional abuse
- Feeling sad
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a large amount of experience working with people who have been bereaved and all the issues which may accompany such a loss
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I offer daytime sessions for individuals at a rate of £45 for a sixty minute hour. Evening sessions and weekends are available at a rate of £50 for the hour.
I also offer sessions between thirty and forty-five minutes for children and young people, the length and rate of these sessions will vary depending on the age of the child and the requirements of the session and would be calculated accordingly.
Longer sessions of up to 90 minutes are available upon request and fees are calculated on a pro-rata basis.
Calverley is easily accessible from the Ring Road and is surrounded by areas such as: Pudsey, Rodley, Horsforth, Farsley, Stanningley, Greengates and Bradford, to name but a few.
There is plenty of free parking available directly outside.
As I operate from a counselling room based at home, there will most often be two very friendly dogs at the property. They will be kept separate from the counselling area and there will be no contact with them unless requested.
I am DBS checked and hold professional indemnity insurance which fully covers my work.
Maps & Directions
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Types of client